Fractals of the Week | Mandelboxosity, Mandelmonstrosity


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G’day! this morning, I present four images from recent experimentation using Mandelbulb 3d, all based on a custom preset which I’ve labelled MB3d55, each of them of distinct Julia sets with slight variation in the seed numbers used.

These seed numbers all derive from 3d spatial coordinates located on a Mandelbox figure, just as the ordinary Julia set in 2 dimensional fractals derives its seed numbers from a unique point in the base fractal set, often the Mandelbrot set, or other similar figures. In short, there is an infinite set of possible points, and so an infinite range of possible seed numbers.

It is these seed numbers that determine the resulting precise form of the figure. Each set is unique at any given level of magnification, with those of closer seed numbers bearing closer resemblance to each other.

The first three of today’s post are uploads to my DeviantART gallery, the fourth, a direct upload to WP at 1600 x 1200 pixels. May you have a great Wednesday, and an excellent week ahead! I’ll try to make the best of it…

Tf.Tk.Tts.

Cybratine

Byeotron

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All JPEG, PNG & GIF images in this post are original works by the author, created via a variety of apps and unless otherwise stated are copyright 2016 by Troy Loy. I hereby permit the free, noncommercial use of these images, as long as proper credit is given for them.

Fractal of the New Year | 2016.01.01


Here’s wishing to all a great year ahead, from me to you and yours. May your days in 2016 be bright, your dreams worthy of remembrance, and your nights large, starry, and full of wonder!

TfTkTts.

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All JPEG, PNG & GIF images in this post are original works by the author, created via a variety of apps and unless otherwise stated are copyright 2015 by Troy Loy. I hereby permit the free, noncommercial use of these images, as long as proper credit is given for them.

Fractal of the Week | Weave


G’day! This week’s image is a large wallpaper, 3840 x 3840 pixels, uploaded to my deviantART page. It vaguely reminds me a little of Celtic knotwork using alligator hide, from its color and pebbly texture. I’ll be using its preset for a Monte Carlo option image of a different color, and maybe a different region of the figure. This one was a Mandelbox mod, and I’ll explore it further as a Julia box surface using variations of the seed coordinates.

What might result?

I think I’d do well to find out!

All JPEG, PNG & GIF images in this post are original works by the author, created via a variety of apps and unless otherwise stated are copyright 2015 by Troy Loy. I hereby permit the free, noncommercial use of these images, as long as proper credit is given for them.

Fractal of the Week | Monte Carlo Edition One: Sky Burst


Happy Monday! Here is another wallpaper, 1600 x 1200 pixels, rendered using the Monte Carlo option for MB3D, which I’m happy to say I finally have the hang of! The image took about a little less than five hours to finish, and from my biased perspective, I dislike it less. The MC process produces fractals with cleaner, crisper definition, and less image noise than the usual, quicker, standard method of rendering. In short, it takes longer, but the images are better for it overall, a sound argument for patience!

Double click the image for the full-sized file.

Talotaa frang, talotaa kas, talotaa tranga suulat.

SkyBurst

All JPEG, PNG & GIF images in this post are original works by the author, created via a variety of apps and unless otherwise stated are copyright 2015 by Troy Loy. I hereby permit the free, noncommercial use of these images, as long as proper credit is given for them.

Fractal of the Week: Waves & Tendrils Below


G’day. This week’s image is a wallpaper created via Frax Pro. This one was at once easy to make and difficult to design, and that difficulty involved the texture selected for the image. This one’s embedded directly on this site, free. Just click the image to cromulently embiggen.

Talotaa frang.

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All JPEG, PNG & GIF images in this post are original works by the author, created via a variety of apps and unless otherwise stated are copyright 2015 by Troy Loy. I hereby permit the free, noncommercial use of these images, as long as proper credit is given for them.

A Tale in 13 Words | The Fractal


FD_M1When I play with fractals, I often wonder what I’ll see when zooming deep within a figure, or surface for 3D images, especially with custom presets. This quasi-fiction piece, the format borrowed from that of my friend S.A. Barton, tries to reflect that sense of wonder…

Journeying deep into Mandelbrot’s Seahorse Valley, there were beheld strange and marvelous arabesques.

Fractals of the Week | 2015.07.16


G’day, and may your week be glorious. This time, I’ve more uploads via deviantART, as I’m waiting for Google’s Deep Dream AI to process one of my fractals submitted days ago. I’ll be posting both before and after pics for the image, but here are some strange ones, available as free file downloads or as prints.

I’m playing with Mandelbulber v.1.16 (bottom image) and Mandelbulb 3D (two top images), as I’m learning new tricks to play with these. I’m also working on new Frax Pro images, playing more with lighting effects, and I’ll be showing those this coming week.

Talotaa frang, talotaa kas, talotaa tranga sulat.

All JPEG, PNG & GIF images in this post are original works by the author, created via a variety of apps and unless otherwise stated are copyright 2015 by Troy Loy. I hereby permit the free, noncommercial use of these images, as long as proper credit is given for them.